The Tampa Bay Rays (66-44) beat the Detroit Tigers (55-56) Sunday in the 10th inning by a score of 6-5. The way they won was anything but ordinary, and ranks up there with the worst ways to lose a game (if you’re a Tigers fan). After Detroit got a run in the top of the tenth to go up 5-4, Tampa Bay’s outfielder Carl Crawford hit an RBI single in the bottom half of the 10th inning. Carlos Pena then drew a game-ending, bases-loaded walk. To make matters even worse for Detroit, the reason the bases became loaded was when Detroit pitcher Fernando Rodney issued a walk, than hit a batter to get two guys on. A sacrifice hit moved the runners to second and third, and Rodney again issued a walk to the next batter, before Pena drew his walk. Speaking after the game, Detroit manager Jim Leyland had this quote: “You’ve got to step it up if you want to be in the hunt. You don’t want to be in the hunt, go home. Take an early vacation. Come back for spring training. We’ll bring some kids up to play. We should be embarrassed. I’m not sure enough people are.” Trever Miller was given the win, with Fernando Rodney taking the loss.
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